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Youngstown Christmas tree catches fire following parade

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

The annual Youngstown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting went off without a hitch until a short time later when a very small section of the tree actually caught fire.

A viewer sent us cell phone video where you can see some flames showing inside the tree, but it quickly turned to smoke.

Thankfully, police were on hand. The electricity was cut off and the fire department sprayed water on the tree.

Then, by 8:45 p.m., the lights were turned back on.

This isn't the first mishap for the city's tree.

The first tree snapped in two during loading.

This is already the city's second tree this season.

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